I am a professional qualified counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
By nature I am a good listener. I feel privileged that over the years people have freely opened up and shared details of their personal lives with me.
I am compassionate and don't judge. Having often been told that I was a natural counsellor, my personal journey has involved a career change and setting up my own practice. In other related work, I have held various supportive roles with adults with multiple and complex needs such as homelessness and rough sleeping, addiction and mental health issues.
I am a musician and started live performances from age 16. My own personal development has enabled me to overcome stage fright. I am passionate about helping people unlock their potential. Counselling has helped me reduce inner conflict, increase inner flow and the ability to be more in the moment. Whether or not you are a performer, I would recommend the benefits of counselling if you are looking for increased self-acceptance, and less dwelling in the past or worrying about the future.
Alex Archer, MBACP(Reg.) , Dip Couns
Qualifications and CPD courses:
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Level 3 Advanced Certificate In Counselling
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
ASSIST Suicide Intervention Training
Mental Health First Aid Course
Mankind Initiative - Male Domestic Abuse Training
Harm reduction Training (Bristol Drugs Project)
Certification in online counselling (Covid 19 primer) -BACP/OU.
I am a registered member of the BACP and am DBS Checked.
If you are looking for counselling near me, or searching for counselling Bridgwater you need look no further. I'm a counsellor based in Bridgwater , Somerset in the heart of the South West of England. Just a ten minute drive from junction 23 of the M5, within easy reach of Taunton, Weston-Super-Mare, Bristol and Exeter . Also easily accessible from Nailsea, Clevedon, Street, Glastonbury, Yeovil and Minehead.